objectless

[ ob-jikt-lis, -jekt- ]
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adjective
  1. not directed toward any goal; purposeless; aimless.

  2. having no object: an objectless preposition.

Origin of objectless

1
First recorded in 1795–1805; object + -less

Other words from objectless

  • ob·ject·less·ly, adverb
  • ob·ject·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby objectless

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How to use objectless in a sentence

  • I don't think it was anger against anybody in particular; it was as objectless as it was useless and exhausting.

  • But he must on wearily and lamely, for ever316 through this wood—objectless, except for life and liberty.

    Heart | Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • The seeming objectless cannonade secured the unharassed home-coming of the 4000 way-weary marchers from Dundee.

  • Sometimes leading and sometimes carrying Hilda, Mrs. Hooven set off upon her objectless journey.

    The Octopus | Frank Norris
  • But the wonders differ from Natural Science in this—they are alike objectless, purposeless, puerile, frivolous.